The Young Theorists' Forums (YTF) are short meetings designed to give UK HEP theory students the opportunity to present their research to an audience of contemporaries.
Following the success of the first YTF held in UCL in March, a second forum has been organised for Wed 16th Dec - Thur 17th Dec. This will be held at the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology in Durham, directly preceeding the Annual Theory Meeting.
The Young Theorists' Forums (YTF) are short meetings designed to give UK HEP theory students the opportunity to present their research to an audience of contemporaries. The meetings provide a unique occasion for the upcoming generation of HEP theorists to meet and form alliances with the people who may become their colleagues and collaborators in the future. Of equal importance is the development of communication and presentation skills, essential in the field of research and when hunting for post-doc positions! By aiming the forum at young researchers only, the audience will be one that is less intimidating than that at a formal conference, thus providing a more hospitable environment in which to practise your presentation skills.
Students at any stage of their PhD are warmly invited to attend and to present a self-contained 15 minute talk on the topic of their choice. Accommodation (bed and breakfast) costs will be covered for all speakers. Time is limited so speaker slots and funding will be distributed on a first-come first-served basis.
Students wishing to attend without presenting a talk are equally welcome; unfortunately we are unable to cover accommodation costs.
For more details and to register, go to http://www.dur.ac.uk/james.barnard/Information.html